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Vincent Cassel has said that he is not a fan of real-life gangster Jacques Mesrine, who he portrays in Mesrine: Killer Instinct. The actor told thelondonpaper that he initially turned down the chance to play the infamous bank robber because of concerns about the tone of the piece. Cassel said: "It was more than the script, it was the direction of the project that I didn't agree with. I am not a Mesrine fan. "I'm interested in Mesrine because I'm an actor that's going to play him, (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
Thomson's Technicolor Business Group has signed a long-term exclusive agreement with Senator Entertainment to provide postproduction and theatrical release services, including release printing, and 35mm and digital distribution.
Because almost everything in certain parts of Comic Con was already running late today, but not quite everything, I raced from the Avatar footage (impressive, incredibly detailed, still more cartoonish than I expected) to the Dexter panel, only to finally be allowed to enter the hall just as the Season Four trailer finished. So I didn't get to see the first footage of Dexter, Rita and their new son Harrison, nor the clips of John Lithgow as this season's 'killer of the year'. I did see an image from Dexter: Early Cuts, the animated webisodes that will detail the killer's early years, and a bit of footage from the video game soon to be released on the iPhone/iTouch platform. And even without seeing the trailer, I got quite a bit of information out of the panel discussion that followed. It's after the break, as are embeds of both »
- Russ Fischer
Having picked up considerable praise at various festivals Mesrine: Killer Instinct is finally coming to Britain. Shot back to back with the second part (L’Ennemi Public No. 1), the first instalment of Jean-Francois Richet’s crime biography of Jacques Mesrine hits UK cinemas on 7th August:
Inspired by the life of France’s most notorious criminal, Mesrine: Killer Instinct charts the rise and fall of the often marvelled, yet utterly ruthless gangster Jacques Mesrine. The films follow the incredible series of hold ups, prison breaks, and kidnappings throughout the 60s and 70s.
A rather exciting new UK trailer can be found below the break. It certainly looks to be an energetic and suitably sexy French take on the gangster biography with Vincent Cassel’s commanding presence in the lead. Je suis vraiment excité.
Part 2 looks set to follow on the 28th August.
- James Dennis
We might as well make it official:
Idw Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the first series of ComicMix.com properties, GrimJack: The Manx Cat. For the first time in print, fans can now enjoy the adventures of GrimJack in 26 full color pages published straight from the online comic. Writer John Ostrander and artist Timothy Truman skillfully return to the grim and gritty interdimensional land of Cynosure, in which gun-for-hire GrimJack holds court in the fabled Munden’s Bar.
“We’re excited to be bring some of the best ComicMix properties to real-world books, and GrimJack is a great way to start,” said Greg Goldstein, chief operating officer of Idw. “The new books are a great new way to enjoy ComicMix fans to enjoy their favorite comics, and expose the properties to new fans.”
GrimJack debuted in the mid-80s and rapidly became one of First Comics’ best-selling titles. »
- Glenn Hauman
Chockstone Pictures and DeFina Film Productions have optioned "Killer Instinct," Joseph Finder's 2006 bestselling thriller.The novel focuses on a sales executive at an electronics giant in Boston who struggles to find the killer instinct that it takes to navigate the corporate world.Chockstone's Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz will produce with Barbara DeFina. Roger Schwartz will be co-producer.In Variety, Steve Schwartz stated: "The book appealed to us on two levels: as a terrific thriller and also as a parody of the technology industry that is scary and funny at the same time." »
- Adnan Tezer
The novel follows a sales executive at a big electronic corporation who tries to find the moxie he needs to hang tough in the corporate world.
"The book appealed to us on two levels: as a terrific thriller and also as a parody of the technology industry that is scary and funny at the same time," stated Steve Schwartz.
Inspired by the life of France's most notorious criminal, Mesrine: Killer Instinct charts the rise and fall of the often marvelled, yet utterly ruthless gangster Jacques Mesrine. This epic film follows the incredible series of hold ups, prison breaks, and kidnappings throughout the 60s and 70s across several continents, assuming multiple disguises and identities which won Mesrine the title "The Man With 1000 Faces". Thirty years since his spectacular death, shot down in a hail of police bullets, the Cesar-winning team of writer/director Jean-Francois Richet and star Vincent Cassel bring to the big screen the story of the man behind »
8 items from 2009
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